Juan Mata Proves He’s a Bloody Good Bloke By Donating Portion of Salary to Charity

Juan Mata Proves He’s a Bloody Good Bloke By Donating Portion of Salary to Charity

Juan Mata has proved just how much of a likeable and lovely man he is by revealing he’ll donate a portion of his salary to charity.

The Spain and Manchester United midfielder is already a fan-favourite at Old Trafford, as he is at previous club Chelsea, but after finding out about his latest venture, we’re willing to bet just about every football fan in the country will be Team Mata.

The 29-year-old has announced that he’ll donate 1% of his wages to charity, with the express aim of making it normal for all players to donate part of their salaries – and the ultimate goal being 1% of everything that football generates going into a central charitable fund.

The collective fund is called Common Goal and is run by streetfootballworld, a group of 120 charities in 80 different countries, and Mata is hoping to create a ‘Starting XI’ of star players doing their bit to help out.

Speaking via the Guardian, he said: “I don’t want these to sound like empty words. The idea is brilliant.”

God, we love Juan Mata.

What a guy, eh?

What do you think of the plan?

Let us know in the comments section below…


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